LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Urban Victory Online Film Festival(UVOFF), opens this week at www.urbanvictory.com It will be the first ever online festival to focus on films by or about African Americans and people of African descent. The festival will run from August 15 to September 30, and will feature over 30 short films--dramas, comedies, and documentaries from a diverse group of filmmakers. See the list of films at http://urbanvictory.com/film_makers
Viewers can watch any or all films for free upon registration at www.urbanvictory.com. If they view, rate, or comment on the films, they will be automatically registered in a drawing to win a pair of theater passes to one of the top regional black film festivals in the U.S. Three lucky viewer/advocates will win two passes each.
In addition, awards will be given to filmmakers for best narrative short, best documentary, and best international film. "We're very excited by the response to our call for short films. We've received films from not only the U.S., but the U.K. , Kenya, Canada, Trinidad, and Peru," says Michael Eastman, CEO of Urban Victory Network(UVN), the company hosting the film festival. "Short term, we'll be introducing some excellent filmmakers and films at the online festival," says Eastman. "Long term, our vision is to provide an online platform for urban film."
"Going forward, we invite filmmakers to submit their films to urbanvictory.com to build an audience and to earn revenue for their work. The Internet is a powerful medium for distributing urban films made by indie filmmakers from around the world, and an excellent way to connect viewers with great content," said Eastman. During the festival, UVN will be interviewing filmmakers and providing audience members with an opportunity to ask questions of the filmmakers. To catch the interview series, visit www.blogtalkradio.com
ABOUT URBAN VICTORY NETWORK
Urban Victory Network is building the world's premier source for finding and enjoying global black film. UVN seeks to make it easy for filmmakers and filmgoers to connect from Los Angeles to Paris, Rio to Kingston, and from Capetown to Cairo. Filmmakers get free hosting of their film and earn 70% of net revenues generated on UVN. Urban Victory also maintains a calendar of urban film festivals around the world and retweets any major announcements by featured filmmakers.
SOURCE Urban Victory Network